Monday, January 3, 2011

I've been  treating myself to cooking classes lately~classes I think will be fun with some learning too.   My goal is to take one a month.  Since October I've taken classes on Thanksgiving side dishes, soups and breads, and an Italian Antipasto Platter~it's been awesome!   While I enjoy baking, cooking dinners isn't really my thing, but I made a Linguine Puttanesca while my Mom was here visiting between Christmas and New Years.  It was pretty easy and sooo tasty!  Usually we just dish everything up from the stovetop, but that night I put the pasta on a platter and chopped up a little fresh parsley for garnish.  Looks so much more appetizing!  I can't say that we'll give up our stove-scooping ways, but honestly, the pretty presentation made the whole meal taste better!  It's for sure~I'll be pulling out the platters more often!


  1. I'm coming for dinner, we love pasta dishes at our house, too. Love the new chairs, but that dress looks mah-velous on you. The color is so good for you! Here's to a great NEW year for you!

  2. This looks delicious! I need to revamp my own cooking, which has grown boring of late. I think it must be post holiday fatigue, haha